Angela Lau – ADF Queen

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A force of nature is an overused and consequently devalued term. Another descriptive Tiger Mum is often seen as derogatory. Angela ADF Queen is in many ways both these things , and came from these things ,but in a totally good way. Today we investigate who she is and why she is. discover how a broken heart led to the world of Dance and ultimately The Australian Dance Festival

Along the way we discuss why Angela chose not to be an accountant (hard Choice there Angela!) What led her to starting the Australian Dance Festival, it’s small beginnings to now attracting 1,000s of participants daily. The energy there has to be felt to be believed and even for that alone Angela we salute you. We will also discuss why sci fi is part of innovation, people , books and mentors that have been important and some of the tools including tech savvy interns that have made an impact.

I hope to revisit this conversation after the 15th of September when ADF 2018 takes place at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Homebush.

In the meantime contrary to thoughts you may have later, and rather sadly, this episode is not sponsored by Google docs.


Australian Dance Festival




Dirty dancing 


Angela didn’t get around to mentioning these but sent me a list later.

  • The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E Feist & Janny Wurts
  • The Dragonlance Chronicles byMargaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
  • The Wayfarer Redemption by Sara Douglass
  • The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler


Marko Panzic

Gabrielle (Gabby ) Robinson 

Gareth Norris

Glenda Yee

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